09/12/2013 @ 8:00 pm – 09/28/2013 @ 10:00 pm
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
138 West 300 South
Wasatch Theatre Company is proud to present Patrick Marber’s critically acclaimed Closer. A stinging look at love and betrayal in the modern world, Closer was the winner of both the Olivier Award for Best Play and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Play.
The play follows the lives of four people as they form various connects with each other over the course of several years. Dan, an obituary writer, meets Alice, a stripper, after an accident in the street. Eighteen months later, they are a couple, and Dan has written a novel inspired by Alice. While posing for his book jacket cover, Dan meets Anna, a photographer. He pursues her, but she rejects his advances despite their mutual attraction. Larry, a dermatologist, “meets” Dan in an Internet chat room. Dan, obsessing over Anna, pretends to be her and has cybersex with Larry. They arrange to meet the next day at an aquarium. Larry arrives and so too, coincidentally, does the real Anna. This sets up a series of pass-the-lover scenes in which the quartet struggle to find intimacy but can’t seem to get closer.
Closer opens Thursday, September 12th and runs Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. through September 28th. There will also be Saturday matinee performances on September 21st and 28th at 2:00 p.m. Performances will take place in the Studio Theatre at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (138 West 300 South). Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased at www.arttix.org or by calling 801-355-2787. The play is intended for mature audiences. For more information about Wasatch Theatre Company, visit www.wasatchtheatre.org.